MnDOT to research how public transportation will rebound after ridership decline in 2020

According to the Metropolitan Council, overall transit in the Twin Cities dropped 55% in 2020. This includes 60% on bus routes, 70% on light rail and 95% on express bus routes and Northstar commuter rail.

“Sometimes it feels as if normal isn’t coming back,” Jones said.

But that’s what MnDOT wants to figure out. Elliott McFadden is the Greater Minnesota shared mobility coordinator with MnDOT and he says the agency is entering a research project with the University of Minnesota to learn what it will take to get riders back…

The research will stretch nationwide to see what’s working, plus they’ll interview Minnesotans about what they want to see.